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Nature, Culture and Colonisation (6 points)


Leader: Dr Kate Rigby

Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit address the dynamic interrelationship of nature and culture with respect to the European exploration and colonization of Australia and New Zealand. Through the analysis and interpretation of a range of written and visual texts, we will consider how cultural differences inform the perception of, and relationship to, the natural environment, as well as the ways in which the natural environment itself shapes patterns of settlement and modes of representation. The approach is multidisciplinary, incorporating ecocritical, postcolonial, and feminist perspectives

Assessment: Class paper (1000 words) 20%; Essay (2500 words) 60%; Class test (one hour) 20%.

Contact Hours: 1 two hour seminar plus ten hours individual study.

Prohibitions: CLS3055

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